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Purple Onion Cafe

44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
+1 978-465-9600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“wraps” (8 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
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Reviews (60)
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

3 sandwiches drinks soda we were told chips came with our sandwiches I expected potato chips and got a handful of tortilla chips. My roast beef sandwich had zero taste, another buffalo wrap was so hot my daughter couldn't eat it, lips were burning, but...More

Thank gouthro46
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Had a wonderful chicken salad wrap but two sandwiches were $30.00- two drinks & a bag of chips. Great little cafe just very pricey- however everything is freah.

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The vegetarian chili was pretty good. The black bean lime rice bowl was terrible, like leftovers with a poor acid balance. The veggie rice bowl was overwhelmed with onions, and was very sweet. We are lacto-ovo vegetarians, and make far better rice bowls at home...More

1  Thank FQTVLR
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Vegans and vegetarians will love the variety of food. Everything was good, and they gave you plenty of food, served with tortilla chips. Nice outdoor sitting area.

Thank SnapshotNewEngland
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place is wonderful! I often get lunch here, when I can find parking. The hearthstone ham sandwich is to die for! And they have awesome BBQ pulled pork on special sometimes. Totally worth getting when available! Their vegetarian chili is also awesome, it has...More

Thank Alexandra_Brook
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Four of us met for lunch there recently, two of them are vegetarians. We were all pleased with the diversity of menu items. The portions were just right and flavors were good. My friends had various rice bowls and I had a salad. Theirs looked...More

Thank catherine104
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Consistently serve good tasting, nutritious food. Casual and comfortable, great central location. Very good value.

Thank kate m
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I usually visit Newburyport in Spring and Summer. It was my first time ever being there in November. Since our purpose to be there was to shop, I suggested I Suggested a quick lunch at the Purple Onion for I had been there before for...More

Thank Voyager2480
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We enjoyed a slice of quiche and a yummy salad for lunch on our last day in Newburyport. It's located in a town square surrounded by shops and near a parking lot. Nothing fancy and no wait service. Prices were excellent.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Bopping around town with a friend, and stopped here for lunch. LOVED the black bean and lime bowl, topped with chicken. She had an arugula salad with chicken, pears, and gorgonzola. We both finished our lunches, down to the plate. Super tasty, and (seemed) super...More

Thank MuddyGurl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-9600
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